Mark Zuckerberg Joins TAG and South Oak Cliff Students at Service Project
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg surprised students from TAG and South Oak Cliff High School at a service project in Oak Cliff. The service project, building a community garden, was taking place on MLK Day to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
It’s that time again for our young scholars to present their thesis projects to professionals in their selected fields of study. If you or someone you know would like to participate, you can contact students directly (email addresses are included in the attachment). The time commitment for judges is approximately 1-2 hours, depending on travel time. We can also accommodate judges who are not in the DFW area via Skype. Please let me know if you have questions. You can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TAG Inklings has a website! We are a literary magazine, featuring writing and art from our students. Here you’ll find music reviews, comic strips, senior poetry, and more. Come check out the November and December issues at www.taginklings.com
We have had to make an adjustment to our ACP testing schedule next week. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this causes. The updated schedule is below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the TAG office at 972-925-5970.
We have finalized and released final rubrics and resources for the TAG application process. All information needed to apply is contained in our application packet below. You will also need to read the article (also below) in order to complete your project.
The TAG Application Packet for the 2016-17 school year is now available! This packet outlines what prospective students would need to do during this school year for admission into TAG beginning in the 2017-18 school year. The application packet is available below.
We are still looking for a few good mentors! Please email me (email@example.com) if you or someone you know is interested in helping one of our young scholars. Please see our revised list HERE. Thank you!
If you’re a student who is interested in applying to TAG this year, then you should consider shadowing!
Our shadowing program allows prospective students to come out to TAG and shadow a current student through their school day. You’ll get to attend classes with them, go to lunch, and meet TAG students and teachers. After your shadowing visit, you’ll have a much clearer picture if TAG is where you want to attend for your high school career!
Shadowing will take place Monday through Thursday each week beginning on October 3rd and concluding December 15th.
You can set up a shadowing visit by calling our TAG office at 972-925-5970.
Travis McPhail, a Class of 2000 TAG graduate, has a special reason to look forward to the September 24 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum for African-American History and Culture. As a Google computer scientist, Dr. McPhail heads up Project Griot, an interactive 3D exhibit that will launch at the museum in 2017. With a group of colleagues from the Black Googler Network, McPhail has developed a way for museum visitors to interact with scanned images, text and other materials for many of the museum’s artifacts, since space limitations only allow a fraction of them to be exhibited at any one time. If you don’t want to wait until next year to see an example of the group’s work, you can check out an interactive Google Expedition that takes participants on a virtual journey along the path of the historic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Georgia. The expedition launches online in the last week of September.
At TAG, McPhail was drum major of the Big D Townview Band and volunteered to visit middle schools to recruit 8th graders to TAG. He went on to Rice University, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. He is currently a project lead at Google where he works on 2D and 3D rendering for Google maps.
If you are interested, here is a selection of articles by/about Travis.
TAG Magnet is a public, magnet high school in the Dallas Independent School District and serves grades 9-12. It has been recognized as the #1 public high school in the nation for 7 of the last 9 years by a combination of the Washington Post, US News and World Report, Newsweek, and the Daily Beast.